Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Resolutions.


So this year I'm actually making New Year's Resolutions. I'm going to try to keep them too! Here are mine:

  • Eat healthier
  • Exercise at lease every other day
  • Be more eco-friendly.
  • Buy more products that don't test on animals
I'll probably think of more later but I can't right now! Tell me what your resolutions are! Here's a good link for some you can make that you can keep! Click here.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Come On....Relax !

Everything is so stressful right now. I just had to cram for my finals and now I still have to finish my Christmas shopping! The only reason I'm still sane is because of my Bath and Body Stress Relieving Lotion and Body Wash. When ever I use it and inhale it feels like all my problems melt away. I got it last Christmas as a gift and I've loved it ever since. It has Australian Eucalyptus Oil and American Spearmint in it. These to ingredients are proven to help relax the body. The Aborigines believed Eucalyptus cleared the head and warded off evil thoughts. Another plus about this lotion is there is an added Soybean Oil to nourish and protect your skin! This would be the perfect gift to an worry wart! Happy Holidays!

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul, With a corncob pipe and a button nose, And two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say, He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day...


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ah, acne !

Pimple problems? Well I have help for you! I researched and narrowed down the best tips on covering up acne.

Never pop your pimple. The puss that comes out of it will contaminate the area and can cause an infection, scar, or more pimples. If you must pop it, take two tissues and wrap them around your index fingers and pop the pimple. Then wash your hands right after.

First use your concealer, use a brush to apply so this won't contaminate your concealer stick.

Then after apply your foundation. After that use powder to set the foundation.


If you skin tends to get oily throughout the day its best to keep blotting sheets in your pocket or purse! They really work, remember blot, not smear.


If your trying to cover up a zit that's bright red use a green concealer stick to counteract with the red.

If you prefer not to use a lot of make-up when covering up blemishes then try to use a medicated tinted moisturizer. It will hid the blemish but slowly get rid of it. When using the medicated tinted moisturizer ONLY use it where your pimples are, then use a regular tinted moisturizer around the rest of your face. If you use the medicated one all over your face it can cause your face to get very dry and peel.

If you have a pressure pimple then get a hot wash cloth and set it on the pimple for about five minutes or until the wash cloth cools. Then the center of the pimple with rise to the surface and pop. After that happens quickly wipe or wash your face.

Also to prevent what you may think may become an acne scar, use Mederma once a night on the area.

To prevent acne wash your face twice a day in the morning and at night.

Never sleep with your make-up on. This can clog your pores and cause acne.

Use an astringent right after you wash your face to prevent acne. Then apply a good moisturizer with an SPF.

Try not to touch your face when your hands are sweaty or dirty. This will help to keep germs away from your face.



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good Morning, Sunshine.

Now people will be saying this to you when they see you in the morning with a glowing face. Sure you may not of gotten the recommended nine hours of sleep for teenagers, but you could always fake it? Sometimes you just feel groggy the whole day but don't let that effect your make-up! The best way to make your face glow is using an illuminator. I recommend Neutrogena Mineral Sheers. It has a hint of glimmer to it so your face will look beautiful in the sun. Also if you want to make your morning routine faster you could always buy a tinted moisturizer that has an illuminator in is such as Stila Illuminating Face Tint. I always use an illuminator, I always get compliments of how well rested I look. The best places to apply the illuminator is your cheeks, chin, and forehead.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tip Of The Day

For today's tip, I was surfing the web and came across it. If you want baby soft skin the add milk to your bath! Yes, this sounds kinda weird, but there has been feedback that it works very well! It also works as an exfoliator, You just add two cups of powdered milk into your bath and relax! It nourishes your skin and makes it look lighter and brighter! Did you know that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk? So I guess this beauty tip is pretty old and must work! Happy Holidays!




Monday, December 8, 2008

When the weather outside is frightful...

Go inside and snuggle up with a cup of tea! One thing about Winter that I love is the cozy warm feeling you get when your inside wrapped around a blanket. One of my favorite drinks I love to have during winter is either peppermint tea or hot chocolate. Now usually when I drink a hot drink its before I go to bed. So I like to stay away from chocolate because sometimes it will keep me up. So I drink Celestial Seasonings Peppermint Herbal Tea. I just brew it about a half an hour before I go to bed and drink it while reading a book. Its very relaxing after a stressful day of school. Then as soon as I'm done I fall right asleep. Celestial Seasonings Tea is fantastic because they have over 20 different types of tea. You can get hot tea or iced tea and they all taste so delicious. In the summer I like to make the iced tea and sit out by my pool and tan or read a book. This is something I enjoy to do when I have nothing going on.
Have a pepperminty day!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is coming and your....low on cash ?

What are you going to do?! Your low on cash and you have to buy a ton of Christmas gifts! Well don't worry, your not the only one. The economy is getting worse by the second and Christmas can be a little bit on the expensive side. Well I have a solution for you! I have a lot of friends that I give gifts to around Christmas and it becomes costly. I don't wanna be rude and get them something cheap if they get me something really nice. So I make homemade gifts, and I save probably about $30-$60. I love to bake so I incorporated my baking skills into my creativity skills and I bake sweets from scratch. Such as, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and sometimes even chocolate covered pretzels. Last year I made chocolate covered pretzels and my friends absolutely loved it. I even had one of my friends this year tell me that they were excited about what I'm making for Christmas this year! I was so happy. This year I'm going to make Andes Mint Chocolate Brownies. So this time I cheated a little and bought a huge pack of the baking mix. The reason I did this is because I'm making brownies for out of state family and friends. On black Friday I went to Target and I found a Ghiradelli Brownie Baking Mix and you can make four batches of a dozen, and it only costs $8! I was so amazed, then I bought the Andes mints on the side to add and I bought cute Christmas bags to put them in. Hopefully that will help you save some money. Feel free to comment or email me any questions you have. Happy Holidays! Click here for recipes.

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride
together with you.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I love absolutely love winter. Here in Arizona we are dying for Winter to get away from the dreaded heat. When it gets cold I like to cuddle up around my fireplace with a cup of nice tea or hot coco and read my favorite book series. It calms me (: Sadly, with all this cold weather it can really affect your hair and make-up. So that's why today's post is going to be winter tips!


Even though the sun isn't shiny as brightly, you should still always wear a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 in it. You can still get sunburned or even skin cancer in the winter. I recommend Clean and Clear Soft Day Moisturizer.

In the winter your skin can get very dry. The best way to moisturize is right after you get out of the shower. When you apply the lotion its okay to be a little bit wet. Its better that way because the lotion will lock in the moisture.

In the winter we tend to take more hot baths and showers. This is proved not to be good for your skin. You can take baths in showers in warm but not burning hot water. The reason why is the heat draws out moisture from your skin, causing it to get itchy and dry.

Also don't use harsh soaps on your skin in the winter, this will also cause your skin to do the same. Opt for soothing skin care with ingredients such as chamomile and eucalyptus. Try
Bath and Body's Max Relax Lotion Duo.

One of the main problems in Winter is chapped lips. Lips tend to get cracked and split open most in Winter. The best way to prevent this is to get a lip balm that has an SPF 15 in it and apply as need throughout day. Then at night use Vaseline on your lips to get a nights worth of healing. Try Burt's Bee's Medicated Lip Balm.

Hair also gets dry in the winter. Its best not to over-use blow dryers, straighteners, curling irons, etc. If you must use them try cutting down how many times a week you use them like twice a week. Another way to protect your hair is using a heat protector for your hair. Try Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Protecting Spray.

Use a deep conditioner in the shower once a week to repair your hair after a long week. This will prevent any further Winter damage.

Once the weather drops below 60 degrees start using a humidifier in your room at night when you sleep. This will help sooth and prevent dry skin.

Don't overheat your home, this can be just as damaging as cold air is to your skin. Also avoid using an electric blanket. This also can harm your skin.

Constantly moisturize hands after you wash them. This will prevent dry crackled skin in between your knuckles. Try using a hand lotion with cuticle cream in it, this will keep your nails strong during the cold weather.

Colder weather gives you the opportunity to wear a bit more make-up than usually. Try to play with the darker colors. Such as plum, burgundy, a dark blues, and many more!

For a cute holiday look try to wear a golden colored eye shadow and add either a red or green glitter eye liner. This will go perfect with any type of clothing and is perfect for holiday parties!

When wearing nail polish in the Winter try to always add a clear base coat first before the color you choose, because the darker colors can stain your nails yellow!
These were just a few tips and products I use during the winter. I hope I help you with any problems you have. Feel free to leave comments or questions and I'll reply! Thank you for visiting my blog and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Well I got some good news and bad news.


The bad news is my laptop crashed ): The good news is I sent it back to get fixed and now I finally get to use my other computer ! So I can now try to post haha. I just bought a new mascara about a week ago and so far its fabulous. Its a special kind for your eye color, for instance, brown eyes its Black Pearl, green eyes its Black Ruby, hazel is a Gold Black, and blue eyes are a Blue Sapphire. Its by Covergirl and it came out about a month or so ago. Its called Exact Eyelights Mascara. Its costs about 7 dollars. If your willing to try something new I say go for it. So far I've noticed a big difference in my eyes. It makes them appear wider, more awake, and they stand out. Now I can leave the house will only mascara and not have to wear anything else to compliment my eyes.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bath and Body !

So much stuff is going on at Bath and Body. There is a Columbus Day Sale, New Lip Glosses, and as if I wasn't overwhelmed with all the cute Halloween stuff they just brought in some of the old Christmas time favorites ! Also all Halloween stuff is 25% off now ! Lets just say this Holiday season I'll be saving up for Christmas shopping money and money for myself to spend on all the cute things ! So about those new lip glosses. They are by C.O. Bigelow and they are 5 dollars as of right now. There or four delicious flavors ! Chocolate Fudge Sundae, Strawberry Sundae, Butterscotch Vanilla Sundae, and Marshmallow Sundae. The one I'm most excited about is the Marshmallow one it seems like that one will smell the best to me. The Christmas flavors that they have brought back are Twisted Peppermint, Winter Candy Apple, and Vanilla Bean Noel.

Its a nice day for white wedding...

So right now I'm currently on my laptop in our motorhome. We are now heading back to AZ from California. We had two weddings to go to ! It was crazy ! First we went back and visited where I used to live (Santa Clarita, CA ) (: It made me cry. I miss it. Then we went to a wedding there. Then we drove to San Diego for another wedding. So I haven't really been on top of posting AT ALL. So now I am going to try to post at least once a week (:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Bronzed and The Beautiful Pallet from Too Faced.

Hi everyone. Sorry for the major lack of posts. I've been running out of material plus there is so much chaos right now going on in my life. A while back when Summer was first starting to come to an end I found this pallet. I've been dying to buy one of the Too faced bronzers and that soft Kabuki brush they have but it was just too expensive. Then I saw this beauty. It has the Soft Kabuki brush with 3 different bronzers to try. The bronzers included are Sun Bunny, Snow Bunny, and Pink Leopard. I love this kit because it gives a variety of bronzers for different looks. It is 35 dollars and I don't think that's bad at all because a regular bronzer of theirs is 25 dollars. Another thing I like about this kit is it has a cute design on it and its a good size. When you apply the bronzers I have found out that none of them give you that fake orange look. They give you the perfect glow and hint of shimmer that you'll fall in love with.

Monday, September 15, 2008

C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Mentha Tinted Lip Balm

I recently bought this lip balm when I didn't have a chap stick with me. I was at the mall and my lips were drying out by the second. So I went into Bath and Body Works to see if they had any good lip balms. I ran into the C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Mentha Tinted Lip Balm. It was a new product that came out. So I tested some with an applicator and loved it. So I hurried up and bought it. There are about four colors and I got baby pink. It is a soft, light pink that highlights natural color. Once I put it on my lips immediately I felt relief from the stinging. It made my lips feel minty cool and soft. If costs seven dollars and fifty cents. If you hurry right now they are having a buy 2 get 1 free sale. I really recommend this product because it makes your lips look very luscious and natural with a beautiful tint.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Need New Hairstyles?

I found the best hairstyles! I get bored with my hair pretty easily so I was looking online and came across this website! Hope you like it!
Click here!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Money Saving Secret,

Recently, I heard about cutting open your Urban Decay Primer Potion to get more of the product. When you think that its all out you can cut it open and its like getting a whole new bottle. I was amazed at how much I had left in my bottle. Unfortunately I did not record myself doing this because it was my first time and it took me a while and I didn't want to look like an idiot. So I will post a video below of someone else doing it that I watched when I was doing it. She is very helpful.

What you will need:
Knife
Paper Towels
Jar like container
Something to scoop it out with



Thank You Chiarashine!

Cherry Culture

I found a great website called Cherry Culture. I just ordered some stuff of it today. I will do a review once I get it. They have many different brand names of make-up. Not to mention awesome prices! I bought something that is usually 28 dollars for only 16 dollars! I was so amazed! When you buy something off their website they even give you a free cherry lipgloss with any purchase! Right now they have a deal going that when you buy 40 dollars or more you get free shipping! Awesome, right?!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Negative Calorie Foods.

I bet right now you don't believe me. That there are foods that are actually negative calories. Well there is, the reason they are negative calories is because they take more calories to digest than what they actually are. For instance a piece of cake can be 400 calories but it takes about 150 calories to digest. Then you would only be taking in 250 calories. Make sense? Well I'm going to give you the list of all those negative calorie foods.

List of Negative Calorie Foods

asparagus
beet
broccoli
green cabbage
carrot
cauliflower
celery root
celery chicory
hot chili peppers
cucumber
dandelion
endive
garden cress
garlic
green beans
zucchini
apple
cranberries
grapefruit
lemon mango
orange
pineapple raspberries
strawberries
tangerine
lamb's lettuce
lettuce
onion
papaya
radishes
spinach
turnip


This list was from this website.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Scentportables

Bath and Body just came out with the new Scentportables! They are an air freshener without having to plug it in an outlet. They are perfect for lockers, rooms, cars, and anywhere else it smells! I know that I'm going to go out and buy one for my gym locker! Haha I think this is perfect! I'm really happy they came out with them. I'm going to the mall today and I will buy one! Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hot Mama Blush.

So for my Birthday my older brother gave me an e-certificate for amazon.com (I swear they have everything on there!) Of course me being a beauty junkie I bought some make-up. I bought Urban Decay Shadow Transforming Potion and I bought TheBalm's Hot Mama Blush. So far I love both of them. What I wanted to talk about to though is Hot Mama Blush. It can work as an eyeshadow, lip color, or a blush! Plus its a beautiful color. Its a peachy shimmery color. I am not going to do a review on it today but I am going to show you some swatches of it. Since I bought the Urban Decay Shadow Transforming Potion I used it to turn the blush into an eyeliner too! There will be pictures down below! The way I used the Hot Mama Blush is I took my blush brush and I smiled and swept it onto my cheeks for the shimmery glow it gives. Then I took my eye shadow brush and applied to my eye lids. Then finally I put it on my lips. There will also be pictures of be with it on.


The swatch is how it would look transformed as eye liner.

Blush Beautifully!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fabulous Hair Tips!

Having a bad hair day or your hair looks greasy? Try a scarf or hat to cover your roots. There are many cute hair styles for scarves here! Click on Salvage a bad hair day with a scarf. There are parts 1, 2, and 3.

Not in the mood to style your hair? Braid your wet hair in braids and sleep on it. Then take it out in the morning and put some product in it and mist it with hair spray and you'll look great! Plus everyone will think you slaved over your hair to get that style!


Want more volume? When blow drying your hair flip it upside down and blow dry at the roots. Then once the roots are dry mist with hair spray and blast it with heat from your blow dryer. Then put the blow dryer on cool to lock the look.

For shiny hair try a Garnier Fructis Shine Hair Mist. There are many different kinds. All work well though. When your hair is wet spray it on and brush through. Then after styling hair mist it on again without brushing.

For natural looking straight hair. Skip the flat iron and try blow drying with a round brush. It gives it a more soft, voluminous look rather than a limp and dry look.


Wanna skip a day of washing your hair, but your hair gets so greasy looking? Try a dry shampoo like
Psssst. They have specially made misting dry shampoos for different hair colors.

Want curls but not with a curling iron? Try twisting your hair into a bun when wet and sleep on it. Then when you take it down in the morning and finger style it. Once you get it the way you want it mist it with hair spray. Voulà! Many curls that look natural and have major volume!


Want a chic looking pony. Put your hair into a pony whatever way you would like high, low, straight, or curly. Then take a thin piece of hair from the back of the pony and wrap it around your hair elastic and bobby pin it!


Did you know that the more water you drink the more healthier your hair and skin is?! So drink plenty of water!

Also when you take your vitamins your hair and nails become stronger!


To give hair that piecey textured look buy some texturizing cream and put some in your hands. Rub your hands together to warm the cream and apply it only at the ends of your hair. If you apply it to your root area you hair will become greasy and gross.


Style Beautifully!

Healthy Sexy: Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-in Conditioner.

I've been using this product for almost a year now. I love it so much. Its a leave-in conditioner that helps reduce tangles and leaves your hair soft and shiny!

The product claims:
What it does: Reconstructs, moisturizes and combats environmental stresses by penetrating hair with Soy and Tri-Wheat proteins. Detangles and softens hair Adds light moisture Helps prevent static electricity Special Ingredients: Soy, Wheat Protein

How I used it is I shampooed and conditioned my hair as usual then when I got out of the shower I sprayed the product into my hair and brushed it through to get rid of tangles.

The results I was looking for is a leave-in conditioner that would leave my hair tangle-free, soft, and shiny. Also one that smelled good! My review: I fell in love with this product the first time I used it. I usually have tangled hair when I get out of the shower. I used this conditioner and it got all of them out very easily and it didn't even hurt my hair! Its an all natural product which is great! Once I dried my hair I felt it, it felt super soft and healthy. The product smelled fantastic. It didn't smell like a hairspray or regular hair product. This costs eleven dollars. You can find it at drugstores, hair supply stores, and Target. Leaving your hair soft and shiny, Tori

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Rimmel London 16+ Matte Foundation.

Hello everyone! I know, I know I haven't been posting at all and I'm so sorry. There's no excuse! Well anyways back to what I was reviewing is Rimmel London 16 hours Matte Foundation. I've been testing this product for almost 3 months. I really love it! The product claims: Cooling mattifying mousse foundation. NO TRANSFER. Skin Cooler Р16Hr Anti Shine Revolution. Revive skin with an instant and continuous cooling sensation. Refreshing aqua cool formula fights the signs of heat and humidity to prevent shine breakthrough. A perfectly matte, pure complexion for 16 hours. Color-fresh Coverage. Air-light soufflé texture blends easily onto skin for even, flawless, true-color coverage. Skin-loving formula infused with purified water feels fresh and stays put all day long. The way I used it is I grabbed my foundation brush and dipped it into the cute little jar. I applied it evenly all over my face. After that I took some of my translucent powder and brushed it all over my face to seal the finish. The skin type I have is a oil/combination. The results I was looking for is a creamy foundation that isn't drying to my face. I wanted it to last long and feel soft to the touch. I really liked this product because it did exactly what I wanted it to do. It last for a long time! I applied it before I went on my flight to Florida and it LASTED! I am very pleased with this product. I costs a little over seven dollars.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tip of the Day!

Hey everyone! I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting my life is so hectic right now. my birthday was 3 days ago and I just started school. I've been so busy! Also Kandace you need to email me your address so I can give you your lip gloss! Anyways I have recently discovered a very helpful tip! Have you ever gone to a sad movie where you cried? Then after you cry your make-up is all messed up? Well I found a solution. If you start to cry take a Q-tip and put it gently on the inner corner of your eye. The Q-tip will draw the tear straight to it so it won't spill over causing a tear. This way your make-up stays nice and fresh. I found this tip very helpful! I will try to post again tomorrow!

Stay Beautiful!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Face Wash.

Hey everyone I just got back from Orland, Florida! I had so much fun. It rained bunches there and it was frizz central for your hair! Man, did I learn some new beauty tips there! Haha. Anyways I wanted to review an old product called Clean and Clear Morning Burst Shine Control Face Wash! (Mouthful, eh?) I've been using this product for almost two years and I love it. I couldn't live without this! The product claims: Clean & Clear® Morning Burst® Shine Control Facial Cleanser is an energizing cleanser that helps wake you up while it cleans your skin! As you wash, the cleanser's unique bursting beads® burst with energy and vitamins, while the invigorating fragrance enlivens your senses. Formulated with lemongrass and fruit extracts, this cleanser not only removes dirt, oil, and impurities, but also leaves your skin looking shine-free all day.
The way I used this product is I splashed my face with water and left my hands wet. I pumped some of the face wash into my hands and rubbed them together to form a lather. Then I scrubbed it onto my face! My skin type is an oily/dry combination. The results I was looking for was a face wash that made my skin feel waken up in the morning and kept it shine free all day long! This product lives up to what it says. It gave my face an invigorating feeling that woke me up and left my face feeling cold and bright! It has a great citrus smell that I love. Also the bursting beads give you an extra boast of waking you up and keeping you shine free. I will probably keep using this product until they take it off the market! It only cost 7 dollars and it lasts for a long time. You only need one pump of the product per each face wash!

Shine-free all day long!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Disneyworld is my love !

Hey everyone! I will be leaving for Disney World tomorrow! I won't be back until July 19! I'm sorry I couldn't get to all of the posts I said I would get too! I've just been so busy doing errands and packing. I will take many pictures and talk about my favorite rides for all the travelers!

Be Beautiful!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Plant Love Lipstick.

Plant Love is a new lipstick line by Cargo Cosmetics. Everything about the lipstick is eco-friendly! The lipstick tube is made from corn! Its not only made from reusable sources its also greenhouse- gas-neutral, which helps fight global warming! Its a lipstick that helps save the world! (Well almost (;) Even the box that the lipstick comes in is eco-friendly! You can moisten it and plant it and it sprouts wildflowers! There are 20 different shades of this beautiful lipstick! I don't know about you but I'm dying to go out and buy one of these! I can't wait to grow the wildflowers from the box too! I'll have to tell you guys how that works out! Also if you click here you can plant a virtual flower and cargo will donate for every flower planted.
Also don't forget to check out the contest going on below this post!

Saving the world in style (:

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

Hey everyone! Hope you all have fun plans for today! I really wanted to show my fourth of July spirit today so I did my make-up in red white and blue ! I wanted to show that I love America and today is special! The products I used for my Independence day look are: Revlon Loose Powder, Physicians Formula SPF 20 Bronzer, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Lucky, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Lingerie and Galoshes, Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara, and Physicians Formula Blush. Hope you like it!

-Happy Fourth of July!

P.S. Sorry for the only one eye my other one was STILL red. ): This is kind of a creepy picture of just one eye. Sorry!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Hair. How to keep it cute without using heat.

In the summer I like to give my hair a break from curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers, and three barrels. I feel that in the AZ heat being in the sun is damaging your hair just like all the beauty tools. A way that I protect my hair is when I get out of the shower I use a leave in conditioner and Frizz-ease weather works. Frizz-ease Weather Works protects your hair from the winter, summer, fall, and spring. It shields out humidity and protects your locks from the heat. After I add all of the products I like to braid my hair and sleep on it. Then when I take it out in the morning is has beachy waves without the trouble or heat. Another way I like to do my hair is I put it in a bun, (one that you put in a pony and then twist around itself) sleep on that, then take it out in the morning. The results are gorgeous, voluminous curls.

Protect Beautifully!



Braids over night.

P.S Sorry for the weird camera angle I hurt my right eye so its all red and I don't think you all want to see that.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Urban Decay Galoshes and Lingerie

Hey everyone I have fallen madly in love for Urban Decay Galoshes and Lingerie. What this product is meant to do is there is a primer (Lingerie) and a water-proofer (Galoshes). You apply the primer right before you put on your mascara and it gives it that extra oomph! Then you apply your mascara. After, you apply the water-proofer, its a clear coat that makes it so your mascara won't run when it gets wet. I've been testing this product for about 2 months now. (I bought it for the summer so I could use the water-proofer). The product claims: This double-ended wonder makes the most of your own mascara, in one perfect package. Slip on a little LINGERIE before you apply mascara--it plumps, lifts and separates with our exclusive fiber-rich formula. Then toss on some GALOSHES and you’re good to go. Perfect for pool parties, weddings and days at the beach when you need the reliability of your favorite mascara and don’t want to take chances.Sleek purple wand comes complete with cute graphics. Waterproof formula for special occasions. How I used this product is exactly how I said above. I apply the primer on my freshly washed lashes (i.e. after I washed my face.). Then I used my mascara. After it set I used the water-proofer. The results I was looking for is a primer that can stand up to my thick lashes and a water-proofer that can stand up to the beach, lake, or pool. I really liked this product because it worked! I used Lingerie and it made my lashes look longer and then I used Galoshes and it stood up to the pool, beach, and lake! The only downside I noticed was the primer was white so you have to make it look even or there would be white clumps all over the place. When you put on your mascara sometimes the white would show through. The same thing happened with the water-proofer it was a clearish color but you could still see it if you applied it wrong. Other than that I had no issues with it. It costs 17 dollars and you can get it at Sephora or Ulta.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer.

Are you looking for a tinted moisturizer? Well I have been too and I finally found one! I've gone through dozens of products and I come to like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer. I've been using it for about 4-5 weeks. This product claims that it is oil-free and won't clog pores. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer is an alternative to foundation that provides everything you need for softer, healthier and younger-looking skin in one beautiful step.This dermatologist-developed formula contains a vitamin-rich Retinal treatment to visibly smooth fine lines and reduce signs of aging. It nourishes skin and protects against future sun damage with a weightless SPF 20 moisturizer. Each skin-enhancing shade provides a sheer tint of color for a more even, naturally beautiful look. Available in six sheer shades. Each shade works on multiple skin tones for easier shade selection. Enjoy the power of three daily essentials in one beautiful step. The way I used it is I applied it all over my face evenly. Then I used a light powder (Maybelline Dream Matte Powder) and dusted it all over my face to seal the finish. What I was looking for in a tinted moisturizer is one that gave me a healthy glow but was sweat resistant. The reason why I love this product is because it was easy to use and it had unique packaging. My face could go from dull and boring into a nature glow that didn't look fake at all. I really like how it has SPF 20 in it! It made one less thing for me to worry about. Its goes on really smooth and didn't feel oily or cakey at all! The color I bought was Fair to Light.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

What I have in my beach bag?

Summer is finally here! Now its time for tanning, going to the beach, swimming, barbecues, and much more! I decided to do a post about what I have in my beach bag and I'll post reviews of the main products. I have so many it would be such a long post, plus it would take forever! I hope that everyone will enjoy this post! (: I will first list all the products. After I will review.

In my beach bag:
Breathe: Delight Lotion
Water
Tampax Pearls
Wallet
Aveeno Sunscreen Spray SPF 45
Hat
Ipod & Headphones
Stride Gum*
The Heartbreakers (Book)
Cell phone
Kanka (numbing stuff for braces sores)
Brush*
Comb*
Tweezers*
Eyeliner*
Blush Brush*
Mascara*
Aleeve*
Mini Stila Convertible Color*
Burt's Bee's Lip Shimmer*
Clinique SPF 40 Moisturizer*
Physicians Formula Eye Shadow Palette*
Perfume*
Hair Tie*
Bobby Pin*
Clean and Clear Blotting Sheets*
Neutrogena Healthy Blends Oil Controlling Powder*
Color Science Sunforgettable SPF 30 Waterproof Powder*

When this symbol * appears by some of the products it means that these are in my make-up kit for my purse or bag.


Tampax Pearls:
I put these in my bag because you can never be too sure when your period will come. These are easy to insert and the round plastic tip makes it comfortable. You can get these in scented or unscented. These tampons are my favorite because they are easy to take along and they are easily inserted.


Aveeno Sunscreen Spray SPF 45:
This sunscreen is fantastic. Not only does it have SPF 50 and is waterproof it keeps working as long as your in the sun! In AZ the sun is very intense. For instance you can stand out there without sunscreen in the sun for 5 minutes and get sunburn. Its not fun. Ever since I have been using this sunscreen I haven't gotten burnt once!


Mini Stila Convertible Color:
I got this as a free sample when I was at Sephora one day. I like to use this as a touch up to my make-up. Like after I am done going swimming and want to fix my make-up I use this. You can use it as blush, eyeshadow, or lip color. I mostly use mine as blush. It goes on cream and then rubs in as a powder.


Burt's Bee's Lip Shimmer:
I have the color Champagne. This lip shimmer protects your lips from getting sunburned and wind burned but adds color to your fabulous lips. Its creamy and soft and has a minty smell. Plus it doesn't taste to bad either. I have been using this product for about 2 years now. I love every bit of it. I have over 5 different colors out of the many Burt's Bee's have.


Clinique SPF 40 Moisturizer:
Once again this was another sample I got when I was shopping at Clinique. I wouldn't buy the big size of this moisturizer because I already have a cheap moisturizer that works just as well. I love this product though because it has a high SPF in it and I just reapply when I think my moisturizer has lost its use.

Clean and Clear Blotting Sheets:
These blotting sheets are my savior! I have oily skin and I can fix it in the morning but as the day processes my oily skin comes back. So when it does I just pull one out and gently blot my face with it and it removes all the oil. They also have a very fresh clean scent.

Neutrogena Healthy Blends Oil Controlling Powder:
This powder is a translucent one that I use after I use the Clean and Clear blotting sheets. I like to freshen up and make my skin look flawless again. So I just brush some across my face and it also prevents oily skin.


Color Science Sunforgettable SPF 30 Waterproof Powder:
This powder I bought online at DermStore. It works as a powder that hides blemishes and gives your face a pretty shimmer. I like this product the best because it is waterproof and has a great SPF in it! I always like making sure my skin isn't getting harmed by the sun! The one I bought is small but I got it for 14 dollars and the big size is 30 dollars. Its a lot of money but I seriously think its worth it. First by the small size and if you like it buy the bigger size. If you don't like it you can always return it for a refund.

Hope that these tips and reviews help you in the summer!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For all those contact wearers.

I myself wear contacts and I found adorable contact cases! I was shopping at Walmart and I was looking for butterfly band aides for my little brother and I stumbled upon a contact case that looks like a bug! There were lady bugs, bumble bees, frogs, and butterflies! The cutest one was the bumble bee! I decided to come back for it later because I was in a hurry. Then when I got home my sister came over and it ended up she bought me the bumble bee one! I was so excited because I thought it was so cute! So I went online to the website. Click here to view it. They had so many different ones! They are all cheap too. They cost from 3-5 dollars.The only bummer about buying a cute contact case is your suppose to change it every three months. I figured with contact cases this cute that there was no way I would throw it away unless it was cracked or damaged. When it gets down to the three months when I have to change it I'll just give it a deep cleaning! Sadly, there aren't any pictures of the cute creatures contact case I got (the bumble bee, ladybug, butterflies, etc...) so a picture I took myself, which is at the top right hand corner of the page. These contact cases have the actual case on the inside. They pop open and have a mirror and the contact case that shows left and right on the inside. Hope you like these cute cases. Have a great day! P.S Watch out for a contest that will be coming up for my 100th post (:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Liner

I tested this product for four weeks. When I first started to use this product I was really excited because the color was so bright and fun. I used the color Lucky which is like a golden bronze brown. It went great with all my different colored eye shadows. When I applied it to my bottom lid it said it would need 30 seconds to dry so I waited and did the other eye. Once it was all dry it look perfect. It wasn't smudged at all. It was nice and creamy and easy to apply. Also when you apply it to your eye there is no tug or pull from the product being to harsh (like a pencil liner). Its has a very creamy luxurious feel to it.The product claims: Glide on color that stays put for the duration of your non-stop, on-the-go day! These creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won't budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. Truly inspired, these pencils go all day and all night. I was really impressed to find that it did everything that it claims it does. This eyeliner is even water proof. I swam with it on in my pool and the lake and it stayed on fully! What I was looking for in the product is an eyeliner that can stay on when I go to the beach or workout and won't smudge or run when I go swimming. It succeeded! I will be keeping this product for a long time. In the picture mine is the brown one. Here is a swatch below.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hey Everyone!

I know its the summer and I may not have that many readers right now, but anyone who is reading can you please comment! I need to see how many people there are so I can try something new on my blog. Also I will be leaving for the lake from June 11-18. So there won't be any posting for a while. I promise I will post a lot before I leave! Anyways the reason I want to see how many people are reading is because I am very close to my 100th post and I wanted go do something special! Like a contest, or something similar to it but I wanted to see if it was worth it. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE comment even if your just saying "hi"! Thank you everyone!

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Body Shop.

Do you remember that post I did about making your own perfume. Well I was trying to to it and I realized its such a hassle. So I've been going store to store to find ones that will mix different scents for me. The Body Shop does this. They will mix you lotion, body wash, or perfume. It costs the same amount as the already mixed product. There is no extra fee for adding scents. You just walk up to the counter and ask them about scent-me products. Scent-me products are the lotion, body wash, or perfume without the scent in it. Then you tell them the scents you want and they add it in. If you don't like the smells they mixed they will start a new one! My mother bought a lotion and scented it with sandalwood. When she put it on the scent was nice but not as strong. As the day went on the scent on her arm got stronger and stronger and it smelt fantastic. So the longer you wear it the more you smell it. The Body Shop is an organic store so all their products have natural ingredients. They are also against animal testing, so their products are cruelty-free! Click Here, to find a store near you!

Also going on right now almost the whole store is 50% off! So hurry in to one near you!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Physicians Formula Bronzer.

Are you trying to give your face that sun-kissed glow you love? Have you had any luck? If not, you have to try physicians formula bronzer. You just need a little bit all over your face and it makes you glow. This bronzer can even be used as eyeshadow! This product is one of my favorites because it lasts even when I went swimming! I got so many complements when I was wearing it! The bronzer has shimmers in it and once it hits the sun its gorgeous. It costs twelve dollars and its totally worth it! You can find it at Target, Walmart, Walgreen's, or any other drugstore. They have six different colors! I have the color Sunset Strip. Each color gives you a unique glow! So I'll be buying more! One for at home, one for in my purse, etc! They are such a good priced compared to other related high priced bronzer that work just as good! Have fun trying out your new bronzer! Have a sun-kissed day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Urban Decay Loose Pigments

Urban Decay is one of my new addictions. They have great make-up and fantastic colors. You'll probably see more reviews about this brand. It is pricey but it is seriously worth it. I just discovered a product called Loose Pigments. Its a powder that you wear as an eye shadow. They have over five bright colors. They are made from natural mineral powders which is a big plus! It also comes in a no-spill jar so if it tips over nothing will spill out. You can use this powder on top of another eye shadow or alone. Its packed with shimmer. The color I bought is called Smog. Its a light brown. They cost twenty dollars but it lasts a long time and its really good quality. Another thing I love about Loose Pigments is it doesn't crease and it stays on your eyes. You can even put a little bit under your eyes to make them sparkle! To learn more about them visit Urban Decay!

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